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Archive for the ‘Spa and Pool Safety’ Category

19 Spectacular Pools Near and Far

A well-designed swimming pool is the liquid centerpiece of your home and can turn your backyard into a decadent escape. Whether you prefer to lounge poolside, dip your toes before diving in or cannonball your way to the center with panache, the images below are sure to have you dreaming of chlorinated, saltwater or natural water pools. Let’s suspend reality for a few minutes and imagine that we’re looking out into the gorgeous waters of the pools below. This pool is the azure jewel of a villa that overlooks neighboring islands in the Caribbean. Although the cabanas draped in yellow […]

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Pool-Friendly Patio Materials

Today’s advancements in pool patio materials have eliminated the plain concrete patios so many of us grew up with. Now, a pool patio can dramatically improve your home’s landscape design. The choices are endless, but I’ve covered some of my favorites here. Each has pros and cons, so talk with your contractor or pool designer beforehand so you know what works best for your backyard. Natural Stone While natural stone is a very luxurious choice for patios, you can cut costs by choosing stone from a local quarry. The native Oklahoma flagstone here was hand cut to match the travertine […]

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How to Keep Kids Safe Around Pools and Spas

Photo by All-Safe Pool Fence & Covers – Look for home design pictures Teach Kids to Swim We often think of swimming as good exercise for children or a fun way to pass the summer. But the real benefit is that it can save their lives. Kids who don’t know how to swim have a 70 percent higher chance of drowning, Pollack says. “Also, it’s important that if a child is missing, the pool or spa is the first place to check,” she says. Designate a Water Watcher No safety measure should be considered a replacement for adult supervision. Pollack […]

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Gas/Propane vs Heat Pump vs Solar?

 Are you looking for a way to utilize your swimming pool for as much of the year as possible?  Today  we’re going to discuss the benefits of heating your pool, different heating options, and how much  each option costs initially and on a monthly basis. Without a pool heater your swim season may only last three or four months, while the addition of a  heater will typically extend your swim season about two months depending on location and climate.   We all know how much kids enjoy the swimming pool and closing time can be kind of a bummer  but […]

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Let’s Have a Pool Party!

OK, it’s party time. The most fun you could ever have around your pool is when you have guests and are entertaining.  It is the perfect time to show off your pool  from Pools by Design your Woodlands Pool Builder . The key here is preparation.  Invitations, menus, helpers, pool, and yard will all need to be taken care of in advance.  The more you do ahead of time, the more time you will have to enjoy the party.  Start about a month before the party. Make a list of who you want to come. We can’t give any advice here.  But […]

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POOL EQUIPMENT FOR EASY MAINTENANCE

Routine maintenance is a necessary part of pool ownership Thanks to technological advances in swimming pool equipment, pool care has become more simple, convenient, and efficient than ever. Here are some pool tools that will make taking care of your pool a quick and easy process. Automatic Pool Cleaner Automatic pool cleaners automate the otherwise manual task of removing dirt, leaves, and other debris from the pool. There are different types of automatic pool cleaners and most manufacturers offer a variety of models to fit any swimming pool, budget, or lifestyle. Automatic Pool Covers Covering your pool between swim sessions […]

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What to Do With Wrinkled Vinyl Swimming Pool Liners

There are some chemical conditions that can cause a vinyl swimming pool liners to wrinkle. Wrinkles most often occur in swimming pool liners during the winter, when the swim pool is closed and the water level is lower. How can you get the wrinkles out of vinyl swimming pool liners? During the construction of a pool, the hole that is dug is slightly larger than the pool, and the dirt that is backfilled is not as compacted as the undisturbed soil around it. This can create a “bowl” which holds water for a while before that water is absorbed into the […]

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Swimming Pools

A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or paddling pool is a container that is filled with water to enable swimming or other leisure activities. Pools can be sunk into the ground or built above ground, and are also a standard feature aboard ocean liners and cruise ships. In-ground pools are most commonly constructed from materials such as concrete, natural stone, metal, plastic or fiberglass, and can be of a custom size and shape or built to a standardized size, the largest of which is the Olympic-size swimming pool. There are different types of pool but this are the basic […]

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Why Should I Fence in My Pool?

Don’t think just because you don’t have children you can forego a safety fence. If neighborhood kids find their way into your pool area, even if you warned them to stay out, in some areas on the basis of negligence you could be held responsible for any injuries that occur.

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Swimming Lessons: Stop the Crying!

 Screaming, crying, rolling on the floor—we’ve seen it all Sometimes it takes all that you have to keep it together when your child is throwing a fit about going to swimming lessons. This behavior is normal. For some kids, the water can be a big and frightening place. It’s a completely new sensory experience. Top that off with the fact that some kids go through separation anxiety when leaving their parents, and it’s easy to see why the water can sometimes be an overwhelming and foreign world. It’s important to remember, though, that each child develops water confidence and comfort […]

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